BAZINE – The Ness County Sheriff’s office has identified the victim of the Friday evening shooting in Bazine.
Courie Cox, 12, was fatally wounded by a weapon discharged by a family member in the residence, Ness County Undersheriff Gavin Wilson stated in a news release.
At 7 p.m. Friday, the sheriff’s dispatch received a call of the shooting in Bazine, 12- miles east of Ness City. When deputies arrived, they found Cox being given CPR by a family member. Deputies continued the CPR until Ness County EMS arrived to continue treatment, but the shooting was fatal.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation told The News that it appeared to have been an accidental shooting. An autopsy is being conducted, and the KBI is continuing the investigation.